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A U.S. wheat penny is a form of currency that was used from 1909 to 1956. It differs from the pennies used in circulation today due to the two stalks of wheat that decorate the back of the penny and the fact that they we... More »

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Wheat pennies from 1924 are not particularly rare; they are in fact quite common. The Philadelphia Mint released over 75 million wheat pennies in 1924; this figure does not reflect pennies that were not released into cir... More »

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The primary factors that affect the value of a wheat penny are the rarity and condition of the penny. Some wheat pennies have unusual qualities that increase their value. More »

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As of 2015, U.S. wheat pennies are worth anywhere from 3 cents to over $10, depending on the condition of the coin. Wheat pennies are still readily available in circulation, but are still worth more than their face value... More »

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The U.S. coins that contain the most silver are Roosevelt and Mercury Dimes, Washington Quarters, and Walking Liberty, Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars minted in 1964 and earlier, according to American Rare Coins and Co... More »

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Any dimes, quarters and half-dollar coins dated 1964 or earlier contained a percentage of silver. The silver color of coins minted after 1964 comes from a coating of copper and nickel. More »

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The 1974 U.S. silver dollar is known as an Eisenhower or "Ike" silver dollar. An uncirculated coin is valued at up to 5 dollars, while a circulated coin is generally not valued at more than a dollar, explains USA Coin Bo... More »

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